1News – Gloriavale school closes temporarily pending abuse investigation
By Ryan Boswell – 1News – 04/08/2022
Gloriavale Christian School has been temporarily closed pending an investigation into allegations of abuse.
The West Coast commune has been at the centre of accusations of sexual and physical abuse for decades, with police and Oranga Tamariki carrying out multiple investigations and laying several charges.
Sources have told 1News that parents at the commune were instructed to home school their children on Wednesday morning.
It’s understood police are carrying out an investigation into abuse at the school, and the principal and several teachers have stood down.